The Show 2019-Steve's Photos

First off I must commend the organizers for finally finding what I hope is the permanent location of THE Show. The drive for me was around an hour as I didn't stay at the hotel. The Hilton was lovely and by all accounts so were the guest rooms . The sound in each room wasn't bad at all. In fact some very good music was heard in some of the very small rooms. Case in point was Jonathan Tinn's room with his new speakers which sounded terrific. So also the small room upstairs by Alma Music which was showing the Wilson Tune Tot. The sound was terrific. Finally one last room I thought to be exceptional and that was the room of our very own Duke LeJeune and his Audiokinesis speakers. I loved the sound. Lastly one of my favorite small room set ups was that of Joe Cali who had an all Gryphon speaker and electronics set up. I heard it Friday and Saturday. Saturday was much better IMO

There were some very good rooms and some real disappointments for me such as the CH Precision room where there was racks full of Ch Precision gear and the sound level the old guy was playing at was so subdued that for me the room was underwhelming but more later

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Duke LeJeune

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I'm really not a horn speaker guy and those big ones which I heard in a few places just did not do it for me.I did think Duke LeJeune's small horn speaker truly surprised me. I went back twice to be sure and for the money this little speaker delivered
Thank you very much!

I take it as a sincere compliment when someone who is "really not a horn speaker guy" comes into my room in the first place, and even moreso when they leave at a walk instead of at a dead run!

Seriously, I try very hard to minimize "horn coloration" artifacts, and to the extent that our little Gina speakers succeed, it is because of things I was taught by my mentor, Earl Geddes.
 

sbo6

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sbo6

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Thanks for posting all these pics, lots of work but much appreciated.
 

Duke LeJeune

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Duke, what is their specs?
The Gina satellite speakers are 91 dB efficient and their impedance is 8 ohms (minimum 6 ohms at 17 kHz). Power handling is 200 watts without a protective high-pass filter, and if needed that can be doubled by using a protective highpass filter. Typical in-room frequency response is from the upper 50's to 20 kHz without subs, and the response curve is gently downward-sloping. The Gina satellite speakers are intended to be used with subs, and the port can be plugged if needed to facilitate a good blend with the subs. The four-sub system we used with the Ginas extends the bottom end to about 20 Hz.
 
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Your photo's are excellent Dr. Steve, and thanks for posting them. Sadly, the worst pic was of you (out-of-focus) because it was taken by someone else. Overall, it made me really sorry I didn't make it there.
We got a quick snap of Steve in action, better picture of him, except for our colleague from Magico photo bombing in the background <smile>

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